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Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sweden-Canada-Dene Knowledge Exchange for Canada’s First Carbon-Negative Building in the Subarctic

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The Northern Centre for Sustainability is a project for social and environmental healing and active reconciliation, knowledge transfer, open-hearted conversations and community-facing initiatives for job creation and greenhouse gas reduction. Climate Change Global Goal 13 urges everyone to take action to slow climate change, and we are embracing this challenge. One of our new business goals for 2019 is to create 30 projects with zero carbon footprints.

The participants will get a comparison of the Swedish and Canadian building regulations. Marie-Claude Dubois will explain how the Swedish building regulations and environmental certification system Miljöbyggnad have been instrumental in reaching the NZEB goals as stated in the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and compare it to the Canadian perspective.

The participants will have a better understand of the evolution since the first passive houses Lindås in 2001, to state-of-the-art energy renovation projects such as Brogården and plus energy house Villa Åkarp (2006), Marie-Claude Dubois will discuss positive outcomes of passive and NZEB projects as well as technical challenges particularly regarding wood construction details, thermal bridging, moisture, etc.

The White Research Lab has been a fundamental part of our working culture — the practice was established in 1951. The research focuses upon three key themes: equitable architecture, resource efficiency and informed design. Our four development networks (Research, Wood, Light and Tectonics) are creative clusters that operate in direct relation to practice and help us achieve a greater depth of knowledge within important transdisciplinary fields of research.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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William Gagnon

Building Engineer, Green Building Specialist, Ecology North
William is leading the project for the Northern Centre for Sustainability in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in Northern Canada. He is a building engineer and is currently pursuing graduate studies in sustainable carbon management (UQAC 2018). He studied bioclimatic architecture... Read More →
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Marie-France Stendahl

Business Development Director, White Arkitekter AB & Lund Tekniska Högskola
Marie-France Stendahl is an architect of Canadian nationality with 15 years of international experience since her graduation from the Swiss Federal Institude of Technology (ETH). Having joined White in 2006, Marie-France acts as project leader and is responsible for establishing White... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha A